Mike Sule, founder of Asheville on Bikes, is leading a new initiative, called Asheville Unpaved, to create an inner-city system of natural surface biking trails./ photo by Jack Igelman
Over the past two decades Mike Sule has done just about everything within his power to integrate cycling into Asheville’s urban infrastructure. The founder of Asheville on Bikes likely has his imprint on any piece of cycle-friendly concrete, metal, or paint that’s made a smarter and safer cycling system in Asheville.
Now he’s looking to extend Asheville’s vibrant urban cycling culture beyond the asphalt. The initiative is called Asheville Unpaved. The vision – along with several initial funding partners that include the City of Asheville, the Friends of Connect Buncombe, and the Pisgah Area SORBA (Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association) – is to create a network of inner-city cycling trails.